For Patients/Families

Resources and Educational Materials

Patient/Family Education Materials by Category

This section contains broad-ranging information Children's Hospitals & Clinics has developed about pediatric medicine. Here you will find plain talk about medical conditions or procedures, first aid, and the like. Many topics have illustrations and detailed instructions about how to provide care at home, and when to call for medical advice. Some topics offer links to Hmong, Somali, and Spanish versions.

The information in this section duplicates information given to the parents of Children's patients during their child's care in one of the hospitals or clinics.

This section has medical information, not medical advice. If you or your child has a health problem, contact your clinic. Use these materials only under the guidance of your child's health care provider.


Adenoidectomy: Discharge Instructions  
Antegrade Continence Enema (ACE): Surgery  
Appendectomy (CPN link)  
Bladder Augmentation  
Bowel Preparation in the Hospital Before Surgery  
Cardiac Surgery: Care at Home - Adolescent  (Spanish)  
Cardiac Surgery: Care at Home - Infant/Child  (Spanish)  
Cardiac Surgery: Care in the hospital  
CHG Bath - 2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate Cloths  
Circumcision: Care at Home  (Somali, Spanish)  
Cleft Lip  
Cleft Palate  
Cochlear Implant  
Deflux Implant Procedure  
Dental Surgery: Discharge Instructions  (Spanish)  
Ear Surgery: Care at Home  (Spanish, Hmong, Somali)  
Ear Tube Surgery: Discharge Instructions  
Hernia and/or Hydrocele  
Hydrocephalus  (Spanish)  
Hypospadias  (Spanish)  
Laser Treatment of the Skin: Care at Home  
Liver Biopsy  
Mitrofanoff (Continent Urinary Diversion)  
Nasal Surgery  
Nephrostomy Tube: Care at Home  
Nissen Fundoplication  
Orchiopexy  (Spanish)  
Pacemaker: Care at Home  
Pulmonary Stents  
Pyloric Stenosis  
Strabismus Repair: Discharge Instructions  
Tear Duct Probe  
Tonsillectomy and/or Adenoidectomy (with a Bleeding Disorder)  (Spanish)  
Tonsillectomy with or without Adenoidectomy  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Tracheostomy: Pre-operative Information  
Ureteral Reimplant